Update

Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind Fakhrizadeh assassinated near Tehran

  • Fakhrizadeh has long been described by Western countries as a leader of a covert atomic bomb programme halted in 2003
  • Israel and the US accuse Tehran of trying to restore the programme in secret
By Reuters ·

Update

Saudi Foreign Minister: Houthis are behind Yemen’s problems

  • Houthi forces have staged many missile and drone strikes on civilian airports and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia
By Arab News ·

Thousands attend funeral of Sudan’s last democratically elected PM

  • Mourners in traditional white garments, mostly wearing masks, wept and waved national flags
  • Mahdi’s body arrived at Khartoum airport on Friday morning
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Turkey announces record coronavirus death toll for fifth consecutive day

  • From July until Wednesday, Ankara had only reported symptomatic cases
By Reuters ·

3 funeral workers fired over Maradona coffin photos

  • The images distributed across social media created outrage, even death threats, across a nation that venerated Maradona
  • Claudio Fernández confirmed that he’d lost his job at the Pinier funeral home, along with his son Ismael and Claudio Medina

Five UK MPs cheated possible death in 2018 Iranian bomb plot

By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Future ‘extremely bright’ for UK’s Islamic finance economy

  • London’s unique position as a finance and technology hub has it perfectly placed to capitalize on a domestic and global boom in demand for Islamic finance
  • UK’s Islamic finance economy and customers will benefit greatly from London’s dominance in the world of fintech
By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Analysis

Even in death, Diego Maradona continues to haunt Peter Shilton

  • While other members of that defeated England team have been gracious, Shilton still protests over that goal
  • Maradona would have won the now historic match, even without the help of his hands
By Ali Khaled ·

Extremist content online increased during coronavirus lockdowns

  • Provisional data suggests that “while the pandemic has reduced overall terrorist activity, in many countries there has been little impact”
  • Figures released on Thursday by the UK Home Office showed a rise in the number of people referred to its counter-extremism program for the first time in four years
By Arab News ·